The tides are turning

I've been talking about it before. Times are changing and good things are ahead. I've said it before but it's nice to see it when it's actually happening.

We've reached an important milestone last week when Lenovo (a chinese hardware manufacturer that bought the IBM pc division) struck a deal with SuSE.

In other words: they will sell Thinkpad laptops with SuSE preloaded. And not just any thinkpad laptop:

The Thinkpad T60p, it boasts a high-end, 2GHz Intel Core Duo processor T2500, with a minimum of 512MB of RAM, which can be pushed up to 2GB of memory. For graphics, it uses an ATI FireGL V5200 with 256MB of RAM.

What does this mean?

You can buy a decent laptop with linux preloaded from a major vendor. The advantage is that you have garanteed support. Your hardware will work, no need to fear un-supported hardware features. It also means you have a REAL alternative to the Vista thing.

It means a lot of more which I can't explain in 5 words. Let's just summarize with:

It leaves me with a warm fuzzy and happy feeling inside.


Link: Desktop Linux


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